European Declaration on Digital Rights and Principles for the Digital Decade
The European Parliament, Council and Commission have issued a joint statement on digital rights and principles for the decade 2020-2030.
In six chapters, it sets out details of the EU’s commitment to a safe, secure and sustainable digital transformation that puts people first, in line with the EU’s core values and fundamental rights:
- putting people and their rights at the centre of the process,
- supporting solidarity and inclusion,
- ensuring freedom of choice online,
- fostering participation in the digital public space,
- increasing the safety, security and empowerment of individuals,
- and promoting the sustainability of the digital future.
“The EU way for the digital transformation of our societies and economy encompasses in particular digital sovereignty in an open manner, respect for fundamental rights, rule of law and democracy, inclusion, accessibility, equality, sustainability, resilience, security, improving quality of life, the availability of services and respect of everyone’s rights and aspirations. It should contribute to a dynamic, resource efficient, and fair economy and society in the EU.”
A version of the statement for children is also available.